Kristin Louise Washagan

Student Journalist


University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

August 2015 –

Communications Experience

ArtsEtc. Editor for the Badger Herald

January 2017 –

In this position, I assign articles, edit the section’s content, and

Writer for the Badger Herald–Arts and Entertainment

September 2015 – December 2016

Starting as a freshman in September 2015, I have written about one or more articles a week for the Badger Herald.

Editor-in-Chief of The Lemont Tom-Tom

August 2014 – May 2015

In my role as Editor-in-Chief of the Lemont High School news publication, I edited all of the websites’ content and controlled weekly online publication.

Features Section Editor of The Lemont Tom-Tom

Fall 2013 – May 2014

My duties included editing all Features stories for content and grammar.

5th Place in Feature Writing at the IHSA State Journalism Competition

May 2014

2nd Place in Feature Writing at the IHSA Regional Journalism Competition

April 2014

Speech Team Member

September 2012 – May 2015

As a member of my High School’s Speech Team, I participated in numerous acting and limited prep/political based categories, including: Poetry, Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, and Original Oratory.

Co-Founder of an Independent Blog, the Tambourine

November 2014 – May 2015

Due to the censorship of sensitive material in my high school’s official news publication, The Tom-Tom, two fellow journalists and I created this platform to discuss issues pertaining to a social justice framework, such as sexual assault, police violence, and sex work, through various opinion pieces.

Volunteer/Work Experience

Real Estate Assistant at the Hawthorne Buildings

March 2017—

In this new position, I file paper work, show apartments, and respond to emails from potential tenants.

Girl Scout Day Camp Leader

July 2011 – July 2015

In this weeklong day camp, I led a unit of Girl Scouts and planned activities, our meal plan, and earned badges for my scouts. Completed 60 hours of service during each summer since 2011.